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Mindfulness Can Literally Change Your Brain

The business world is abuzz with mindfulness. But perhaps you haven’t heard that the hype is backed by hard science. Recent research provides strong evidence that practicing non-judgmental, present-moment awareness (a.k.a. mindfulness) changes the brain, and it does so in ways that anyone working …

Why Your Customer Loyalty Program Isn’t Working

Aggressive moves by airlines to migrate frequent flyer metrics from miles flown to dollars spent have caused bargain-hunting road warriors worldwide to whine about “disloyalty programs.” A PriceWaterhouseCoopers review suggests roughly 45% of flyers would lose under the new schemes. Conversely, …

What Net Present Value Can’t Tell You

Let me pose a question: What’s more valuable?<p>Investing 10 million dollars in a program that will return 20 million dollars in 3 years with 100% certainty…or<br>• Investing 1 million dollars in a program that will return 3 million dollars in 3 years with 50% certainty?<p>Basic theory says the first option is …

The Life And Awesomeness Of A Surfer-Turned-Billionaire, GoPro Founder Nick Woodman

He created Woodman Labs, the maker of GoPro cameras, in 2002. Now the company has more than 500 employees and it generated $986 million in 2013.<p>It started trading on public markets this morning. It's currently valued at $2.6 billion.<p>Woodman married his college sweetheart and has two children. He's …

Employers' Challenge to Educators: Make School Relevant to Students' Lives

“Content knowledge has to be engaging to kids,” Wagner said. “If kids aren’t motivated, you can pour content knowledge in their heads and it comes …

The Secret To Creativity, Intelligence, And Scientific Thinking

Research shows that creativity and intelligence are linked with the physical connections in our brains. Here’s how to connect the dots.<p>There’s a key difference between knowledge and experience and it’s best described like this:<p>The image is from cartoonist Hugh MacLeod, who came up with such a …

Adobe’s New Pen And Ruler Tease The Future Of Digital Creativity

It’s not just a neat stylus and ruler. If Adobe’s new tools are a hit, Photoshop, Illustrator, and After Effects change forever.<p>I draw a perfectly straight line on my iPad. Then I bisect it at a true 90 degrees. I draw triangles and circles and squares until the screen is cacophony of pristine …

The Capitalist’s Dilemma

Artwork: Hubert Blanz, Four Elevators, 090, 2006, black-and-white baryta print on aluminum, 80 x 184 cm<p><b>Crowdsourcing This Article:</b> Over the past year, more than 150 students and alumni of our HBS course “Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise” have worked together on the questions this …

Amazon Is Not Invincible

The publishing group Hachette has been in a public fight with Amazon for the last month; Amazon wants Hachette to cut its prices on books and e-books. Most people think Amazon has the upper hand, since books not available there are almost invisible, and since Amazon’s book business is just a …

Can GM Make it Safe for Employees to Speak Up?

In early April, following the news of faulty ignition switches and recall of more than 6 million cars, GM CEO Mary Barra announced a “Speak Up for Safety” program. “GM must embrace a culture where safety and quality come first,” Barra said at a company town hall meeting. “GM employees should raise …

Managing a Team Across 5 Time Zones

<i>It’s 5:00 pm at my house in Nederland, Colorado, and I remember that I have a 6:00-7:30 pm team meeting. I need to plan the family dinner around it. I head to the kitchen to prep a chicken and vegetables, timing them so they will roast and rest during my meeting and we can sit down to eat as soon</i> …

Open source HTML5 Charts for your website

New in 2.0 Mixed chart types<p>Mix and match bar and line charts to provide a clear visual distinction between datasets.<p>New in 2.0 New chart axis …

Data Visualization

RIP Flash: Why HTML5 Will Finally Take Over Video and Web in 2014

<i>Erika Trautman is the CEO of Rapt Media.</i><p>Cassette tapes, 8-tracks, and … Flash. All three of these mediums need a player to work, and all three mediums are either dead or dying. Just as CDs replaced tapes as a more efficient means of playing music, and digital files replaced CDs to do the same, …

Tony Hsieh Explains How to Create the Right Startup Culture

The Zappos.com CEO explains why you want to, "Pick people that you would choose to be around".

Team Building

The 3 C's of Content Marketing

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the seventh article in the series, "</i><i>Content Marketing Like the Big Brands</i><i>," in which marketing master Jim Joseph discusses ways that small to medium businesses can create compelling content for their customers to generate</i> …

How some colleges are offering free textbooks

College student Caitlin Ryen works two jobs to support herself and pay tuition at South Florida Community College. When a new semester rolls around, that usually means choosing which textbooks to buy, or not buying any at all, she says.<p>The 22-year-old caught a break this term when she found out her …

A City-Friendly Bike That Brings Dutch Biking Culture To The U.S.

In the Netherlands, everyone bikes and everyone is happy. Sounds like a winning formula that one company, Peace Bicycles, hopes to import to the States.<p>After spending some in Amsterdam, Ilya Pikus started to wonder if one of the reasons the Netherlands always ends up at the top of “happiest …

Why You Should Get Excited About Emotional Branding

BusinessWeek captured the evolution of branding back in 2001:<p>"A strong brand acts as an ambassador when companies enter new markets or offer new …

10 Steps to Creating a Business Persona Ready for Any Opportunity

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Even if you are creative, passionate, charming and have amazing business ideas and skills, you can still be unprepared for many of the opportunities that come your way.<p>If any of your distinct skills and ideas are going unused, it may be …

Search

Sebastian Thrun wears many hats: Stanford professor. Google robotics tinkerer. And now, chief executive of online learning pioneer Udacity.<p>The venture capital-backed company in Silicon Valley had a rough start trying to work with San Jose State University, a failed experiment that looked somewhat …

KQED

<i>The following is the transcript of the closing keynote speach at Sandbox Summit, a fantastic annual conference that brings together all kinds of</i> …

Stick-On Circuit Could Put Your Phone On Your Finger For Pocket Change

Stand aside wristbands. The latest wave of stick-on circuits could make cheap, flexible electronics mainstream.<p>About a year ago, University of Illinois researcher John Rogers revealed a pretty amazing creation: a circuit that, rather than living on an inflexible board, could stick to and move with …

11 Things Highly Charismatic People Do Differently

Want to land that job, date, or big deal?<p>Charismatic people do things differently. Demystify their act and emulate their behavior to get the results …

Charisma

Red Giant splashes with new online community

Red Giant, the maker of special effects video and motion graphics software, has jumped into community building with the launch of Red Giant Universe.<p>This new community, which went online as a public beta today, offers members access to a vast variety of free tools for editing, filmmaking, visual …

How Intuition and the Imagination Fuel “Rational” Scientific Discovery and Creativity: A 1957 Guide

Last week, we took in some timeless vintage wisdom on the role of serendipity and chance-opportunism in creativity and scientific discovery, culled from the 1957 gem <b>The Art of Scientific Investigation</b> (<i>public library</i>; <i>public domain</i>) by Cambridge University animal pathology professor <b>W. I. B. …

Why Flappy Bird Developer Killed His $50,000-Per-Day App | Inc.com

Over the weekend, the developer of an incredibly popular mobile game called Flappy Bird decided to remove his creation from the Apple and Android app stores. On his Twitter Saturday, he had warned his loyal fanbase that he "couldn't take it anymore" and was going to pull the plug.<p>For any small …

Apps

Income Inequality Is a Sustainability Issue

This evening, President Obama will deliver his State of the Union Address, and it is widely reported that it will focus on the issue of income inequality. He will be “on trend,” as they say in fashion — in recent months, leaders from the new Mayor of New York to the Pope have also been vocal on the …

The problem with Bitcoin

Topics don’t get much hotter than virtual currency Bitcoin, but there’s a problem with the current discussion. What is Bitcoin really? And is it …